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If your horrible yank happened to be somewhere in the vicinity of the Laguna Seca corkscrew this afternoon I may have taken a picture of it.

http://s106.photobuc...pics/corkscrew/

Here are two of my favorites.

The hamster using every bit of the track.

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The Model T headed by in a blur.

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Thanks to all for a terrific race today. We couldn't have had a better time. A special thanks to Monique and Cathy for all the logistics and making it so easy for us to race today. We are looking forward to next year.

The season for Good Luck Everybody Else Racing is finally over and we'll catch you next time!

Anton, Chris and Chris and Jim (taking the picture, but rumor has it that Jim is the best looking one).

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Thanks to Racey Diva and team for salvaging a race day. I came with the Daihatsu team who suffered irreparable damage early in the race and was not going to get a chance to set foot (or tire) onto this legendary course. Fortunately we made a bargain deal and they put me in their 280zx for a little over an hour. It was awesome and everything I hoped for. Super friendly folks, clearly a tight knit group coming out to these events. I'm hooked. See y'all at the next one!

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The location of that rumble strip indicates that may be close to the proper line

Or that everyone messes up there LOL

The corkscrew left/right seems to be done best with a very late apex through the lefthander, which keeps one close to the left side of the chute to the righthander, and another late apex on the righthander, which should put you inside of the Miata in this pic-

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I think that's why it's the corkscrew... even if you know where the line should be, it's hard to get the car there!

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Much better pic Bruce. Thx.

It's similar to T8-9 at TWS. There, it's a late turn-in to the left, just over the crest of a rise, stay left in the chute and late apex on the downhill right-hander.

There is a replica of the corkscrew at Driveway Austin (TX), I'd like to try sometime...

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The hamsters/rodents car is a Honda Z600. It uses the same Honda CBR1000 motor as the gnome. Here's a build article:


/>http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_articles/id/1390/best-engineered-lemons-3--the-angry-hamster-z600.aspx

Tim, the builder of the hamster, is part of the 3 headed monster currently working on the Miatabusa project. The others are Alex from the Gnome and Dave from the Eyesores.

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The most important ingredient in this formula is Tim Taylor, a sleepless design engineer with the keys to a huge machine shop...

4.4.7. Fabricated Components: Components fabricated by a race team, even though they may have near-zero cost associated with them, still have value. In order to promote equality across teams with no access to specialized machinery and equipment, fabricated components will be evaluated and valued in the following manner:

4.4.7.1. Any component that could reasonably and with relative quality be fabricated using readily available hand tools, basic hand-held power tools, a vice, hammer and a Harbor Freight mig/arc welder, will be valued at the cost of materials only.

4.4.7.2. Any component that requires or practically requires the use of a lathe, end mill, CNC, plasma/laser cutter, tig welder, press brake, shear or other specialty high-dollar equipment will be valued at the fair market value of similar components sold by retailers. You can still make them yourselves and save actual money on your build, but you need to account for them at a reasonable value as if you‟d bought them.

So, how much would it be worth just to have this chassis jig!!!???

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The corkscrew left/right seems to be done best with a very late apex through the lefthander, which keeps one close to the left side of the chute to the righthander, and another late apex on the righthander, which should put you inside of the Miata in this pic-

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I think that's why it's the corkscrew... even if you know where the line should be, it's hard to get the car there!

Your right, the line is to the right of the Miata and I of course would have rather been over there while making the pass. But what is cool you can pass on the right and still get to drivers right for the next corner. Way cool track! And props to the #18 team for giving us racing room.

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Fuel tank next to driver -- is it possible to get penalty laps for "suicidal insanity"?

The gnome has a fuel cell under the hood, the hamster has one in the back behind a firewall. Or were you talking about another car?

Here's a nifty little vid one of our guys put together from this event:

[media]http://vimeo.com/34483912

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One of the articles linked-to said something about a fuel tank next to the driver -- could be the writer got it wrong.

Also possible that that was the original configuration and tech inspection somewhere made them move it. Some of those "best engineered cars of LeMons" posts are fairly old.

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